40th Meeting, American Samoa
August 2018

Meeting Information

The 40th U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Meeting was held in Pago Pago, American Samoa from August 13th to the 16th at the Governor H. Rex Lee Auditorium.

The agenda for the public Business Meeting on August 16th, 2018 can be accessed here.

Presentation List

  • U.S. All Islands Committee Chair's Report
  • U.S. Coral Reef Task Force Steering Committee Update
  • American Samoa Coral Reefs Through Time, Dr. Charles Birkeland, Professor Emeritus at University of Hawaii
  • NOAA Protected Resources Coral ID Program and State of American Samoa's Reefs, Dr. Doug Fenner, Consultant for Coral Reef Consulting
  • Report out from the Disaster Response Workshop, Va’amua Henry Sesepasara, Director American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources
  • Restoration Success and Needs (including Green Infrastructure) Georgia Coward, Benthic Ecologist American Samoa Coral Reef Advisory Group
  • Territorial Marine Science Center Motusaga Vaeso, NOAA Coral Reef Management Fellow, American Samoa Department of Marine and Wildlife Resources